Sprinkles American Sour
Everybody's Brewing

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Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #90
Ranked #33,165
3.69 | pDev: 9.21%
Everybody's Brewing
Washington, United States
Very Good
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a tart but easy drinking sour ale spiked with hibiscus, my first beer from these guys, and a nice first impression. it looks like a rose wine, clearish but vibrant deep pink in the glass, frothy headed and active looking as well, gorgeous almost stained glass looking luster. aroma and flavor are neat, the sourness tastes like a front end lacto job to me, but a good one, and its quite clean, plenty piquant, and with a lemony freshness about it, not too acidic. the hibiscu is also really good, natural and obviously floral, but not too perfume heavy like it can sometimes be in beer, and i think its excellent with the sour, it keeps the beer light, and makes it interesting. there is a little sweetness here that the hibiscus seems to call up, but also a natural balancing bitterness to it, almost in the place of hops, and it feels well rounded to me overall. nice carbonation and a real light body keep this easy drinking, and the sourness level is just right for my tastes, middle of the road on the intensity scale, but flavorful and nicely matched with the flowers. cool beer, fairly priced, and well liked by all in our group.

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Photo of beertunes
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hated 22oz bottle poured into 18oz tulip. Poured a sparkling clean and clear red color, with just a thin cap of pink head, that left no lacing.

I found the aroma to be very subdued, light grain, soft tartness, very light fruit. On the tongue though, this beer brought a lot more personality. Great fruit and tartness, and just a bit of a floral aspect from the hibiscus.

The body was light, crisp. and had a semi-sweet finish. Drinkability was very good, I'll grab a couple more bottles for sure. Overall, a very nice brew that is absolutely worth your time if you see it.

Now, for the elephant in this room, Bend Brewing Company's Ching Ching. Ching is one of my top 5 all-time beers, and this beer seems to be trying to follow that template. Which it does very well. At least to my memories of Ching, before the change in ownership. The recent bottles of Ching I've had, well, they haven't matched my memory. That may just be me. Still, I find this closer to the Ching of my dreams than the current version, yet, the Ching of my dreams is leagues a head of Sprinkles. Again, I will happily buy this beer again, and I strongly recommend it to you.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in random glasses at my brother in law's house. Bottle has two dates on it --6/20/16 and 7/8/16.

Pours a dark ruby with no head. Smell is only moderately fruity. Somewhat musty. Strange for the style.

Taste is sour, surprisingly lemony. Definitely still done mustiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and dry. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich, beautiful red hue with a light haze and a finger of frothy pink foam atop. The head doesn't stick around too long, but that color is just magnificent.

Smell: lightly sweet aroma with a little earthiness and a nice hibiscus character. It's just a bit on the mild side, and there's not much sour there, but I think it's very nice indeed.

Taste: a bit more sour than the aroma, with a definite earthy and floral character. There's also a huge umami character here that is vaguely reminiscent of soy sauce. It's odd, but I don't hate it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: the umami is super weird in a beer, but it actually makes this beer very drinkable. There's a whole new dimension here. I am still a little conflicted by it, but overall this is definitely a beer worth trying.

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Sprinkles American Sour from Everybody's Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 23 ratings